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Considering Mohamed Salah's impact at Liverpool since his move from Roma in 2017, it's hard to imagine what kind of influence he could have had on the club if he had signed during the 2013-14 season.
Instead of coming to Anfield, the 26-year-old Egyptian international completed a move from Basel to Chelsea.
When Liverpool failed to sign their main man in January, they turned their attention to Xherdan Shaqiri and the possibility of bringing him to the club -- and that also failed, too.
Fast-forward four years later and both players are an important part of manager Jürgen Klopp's plans in the first team.
What does make for an interesting read now is how Liverpool fans reacted in 2014 to Salah's move to the Blues and landing Shaqiri in his place.
"That's for the money guys to say that. It's the construction of the whole deal, not only with the player [Salah] and the agent but also Basel as a football club," then-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said (via GiveMeSport).
"It was deemed in this case that we couldn't do a deal and Chelsea could. So the boy has gone there.
"We can identify the players that we want to bring in and we hope we can get them in. If we can, the club will do everything possible to match the value of the player.
"If they end up going to another club, that is difficult to take. But you can't worry about it, you've just got to keep looking forward."
Did Liverpool make a mistake not signing Salah in 2014?
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